CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 2009
Funeral services for William A. Wilson, a Los Angeles businessman and a member of President Reagan's "kitchen cabinet" who was the first U.S. ambassador to the Vatican, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Holy Cross Cemetery, 5835 W. Slauson Ave., Culver City. Wilson, 95, died of cancer Saturday in Carmel Valley, Calif., where he had a home.
July 4, 2009 |
Blackstone Group, the buyout firm that owns Hilton Hotels Corp., sold a golf resort near Carmel to an investment firm led by John Pritzker for $20 million. Pritzker, the founding partner of San Francisco-based Geolo Capital and son of the late billionaire Hyatt Hotels founder Jay Pritzker, said his company would spend about $25 million to upgrade Carmel Valley Ranch during the next 18 to 24 months. The resort is spread over 400 acres, and Pritzker's plans include room renovations and a spa.
November 23, 2008
We wanted to let your readers know about a beautiful resort in Carmel Valley. It is called Quail Lodge, 10 minutes from Carmel. The resort is dog friendly. There are plenty of places to exercise outdoors, free of traffic, along with a beautiful golf course. Quail Lodge Resort & Golf Club, 8205 Valley Greens Drive, Carmel; (888) 828-8787, www.quaillodge.com Doubles from $169, pets $35 extra. Peter and Gerd Jordano Santa Barbara
February 19, 2006 |
THE plan was simple enough: Pick up my girlfriend, Katie, rent a vehicle that could withstand an infamously bumpy dirt road, and leave the busy, gritty, noisy cityscape behind. Growing up near Berkeley, I had long heard of Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, a retreat in Carmel Valley's Ventana Wilderness as famous for its vegetarian cuisine as for its salve-for-all-ills hot springs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 2003 |
In arty, educated, persnickety Carmel Valley, "we get out of bed looking for a fight," says one local politician. Well, they've got a doozy going right now, with plans to remove a group of disabled and frail people from the only homes they've known for decades spawning a political firestorm unusual even by local standards. Monterey County's housing board said it had no choice but to close the Rippling River public housing complex. The place is literally rotting from the inside out, it said.
November 24, 2002 |
I saw it in his eyes. He caught it in mine. It strikes every few months. That desire to go, go now, before we change our minds. Our usual remedy: to hit Highway 1 heading north, engine full throttle, for 325 miles. Our usual destination: a region John Steinbeck chronicled as "The Pastures of Heaven." Carmel Valley is our beloved hideout.